Sure, Google had very recently unveiled a number of cool hardware offerings just this week, but the tech giant also made some announcements regarding its software efforts. Chief among these is the confirmation that Google Lens will finally be making its debut on Pixel smartphone devices later this year.
Some may remember that back in May earlier this year, Google had first introduced the service during its annual I/O developer conference. For those not in the know, Google Lens is basically a feature that scans and recognizes text and objects in real world settings, with the help of Google Assistant.
When Facebook first started deploying its Messenger Lite late last year, the social media giant had intended to roll it out to developing nations, especially those with below average Internet speeds. But after about a year since it debuted the mobile app in over a hundred countries, the company is now looking to launch the Android version of Messenger Lite to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
It is no secret that mobile users everywhere are using up more data than ever, but wouldn’t it be nice to actually have a tool that allows people to better manage how their smartphones and tablet devices are consuming mobile data? Google tries to address that with a new, experimental Android mobile app called Triangle.
The biggest wireless carrier in America is getting ready to launch a new search app called AppFlash across its Android powered mobile devices, and the purpose of this app is to provide assistance to users in finding content across various apps. This search app has take some flak from critics who claim the app is actually a form of spyware that lets Verizon Wireless gain access to sorts of private data.
About a couple of months from now, owners of mobile devices powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system will finally be able to experience Super Mario Run on their smartphones and tablet devices. According to tweets by Nintendo Japan and Nintendo USA, the best selling game will be made available to Android handsets starting on March of this year.
Niantic Labs, the developer of the massively popular game Pokemon Go, has full access to mobile users’ Google accounts, that is if they used their Google account to log into the game from a mobile device built by Apple. Whoops. To its credit, Niantic has said on record that it did not access anything other than user IDs and email addresses, and has promised from here on that it will significantly reduce the access it requests.
Now in its third week, T-Mobile Tuesdays is a new mobile app from T-Mobile that aims to grant lots of giveaways every Tuesday to the wireless carrier’s subscribers for their loyalty. But it appears that this latest program from T-Mobile continues to experience some issues. Just quite recently, there are reports that customers are complaining that the app is not launching at all, while other users are saying that many of the freebies promised by the mobile service provider did not show up on the app.
As part of its Uncarrier 11 campaign, T-Mobile debuted a mobile app called T-Mobile Tuesdays about a couple of weeks ago. One of the free giveaways promised to users of the app was free pizza, but it appears that the third biggest wireless carrier in the United States has been compelled to discontinue its free pizza deal, but only temporarily (we hope).
Yup, mobile users can now view and transmit traditional text messages directly from Facebook’s Messenger mobile app for the Android platform. Basically, this means that text/chat enthusiasts of today will no longer have to switch back and forth from conversations on Facebook Messenger and threads on regular SMS. Now they can do both within the environment of Messenger, but only in Android for now.
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